Galium odoratum

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Sweet Woodruff

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

This is a nice groundcover for a shady area. Both the pure white flower and the bright green foliage are fragrant.

Height

4-9 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Color

White

Interesting Notes

Another common name is bedstraw, as it was used to stuff mattresses. Proven Winners Variety.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will tolerate drought.

When to Divide

early spring or fall

Good Companions

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), False Spirea (Astilbe japonica), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolonifera), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Mini Hosta (Hosta ), Masterwort (Astrantia major), Hosta (Hosta )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Fragrant
Containers
Evergreen
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Moist
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